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NORTON, Massachusetts – A new era for Mass Golf began on Thursday as the first of five scheduled competition dates were held for the Spring Team matches – the first official golf event under the new brand name that took effect when the merger between the former Massachusetts Golf Association and Women’s Golf Association of Massachusetts was completed on January 1.
Despite morning rain that prevented 14 of the Cup matches across the Commonwealth from being played on Thursday, 11 Cups completed their matches, with several top results recorded across multiple cups.
“Despite the weather conditions on Thursday, we were happy to see 165 matches played across the state,” said Cathleen Beach, Mass Golf’s director of women’s events & player development, who manages the Spring Team Matches. “Our captains have done yeoman’s work to make Spring Teams happen this season, so we can’t thank them and the host clubs enough for helping to continue what is an incredibly popular and growing program.”
Click here to view scores from the first of five weeks of matches.
Similar to previous years, the same Spring Team match format was initiated, where five players from the same club form a team and compete against competitors from other clubs with a similar handicap index. The point system in place awards competitors in each match one point if they win a hole, and ½ point for each hole they tie in the 18-hole match. If any competitor doesn’t have an opponent, the point system defaults to award 11 points to the team with a competitor, and zero points for the team that did not have a competitor.
All 25 Spring Team Cups are scheduled to return to action next Thursday, May 3.
Click here to view a list of all 25 Cups.
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